Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hello CAS

Second post of the day to show you some very quick and easy cards I made yesterday.  It took me only an hour to make these two sets of 4 cards each.  (Do I need to throw in there that it was another snow day?  This time it was due to ice.  Better safe than sorry.  Repeat repeat repeat!  )  

I cut my large watercolor sheet into 4 and sprayed the top half.  I must say, I did it so that it would be quicker than using my brush but I am loving the bleed effect it had.  Then I went through and added my watercolor to the sprayed area, keeping in mind that I wanted to die cut the Simon Says Stamps hello word die out later.  I then used my heat gun to dry all four sheets, ran it through my Big Shot with the die.  I also die-cut the word die out of white card stock so that I could do some in-laying later.

Diana Nguyen, Simon Says Stamp, hello, watercolor, CAS

I then adhered my watercolor sheets to my card base along with the white card stock.  Since my paper was rather warped from the watercolors, after I had everything glued down, I ran it through my Big Shot again with just the acrylic plates to flatten everything down - it's also a great way to make sure those pieces all stick!

Finally, I added some water drops using Crystal Effects.  That probably took the longest as I left it to dry overnight.  It was more subtle than I would like but there you have it - 4 quick cards.  

Diana Nguyen, Simon Says Stamp, hello, watercolor, CAS

With all those lovely hellos cut out of the watercolor wash, I used my large stitched die from MFT Blueprints 15 and a chevron embossing folder to make another set of cards - even quicker than the ones above.  Best of all - no waste!  

Diana Nguyen, Simon Says Stamp, hello, watercolor, CAS

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